Library and Information Science Statistics - Web Sources
There are numerous sources on the Internet and in the print Reference collection that provide statistical information on libraries and the profession. Selected web sources are listed below, and print sources are to the right.
The ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey, administered by the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board and designed to gather information at the national levels from all types of academic libraries.
The ARL Annual Salary Survey reports salaries for more than 12,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries on an annual basis. These data are used to determine whether salaries are competitive, equitable across institutions and personal characteristics, and keeping up with inflation.
ARL Statistics is a series of annual surveys that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for ARL member libraries. Statistics have been collected and published annually for research libraries since 1907-08. ARL Statistics data shape major policy decisions and institutional strategies.
The Digest's purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world. Adjust map view settings to search by country and explore worldwide totals.
The National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA) has an ambitious goal: to conduct foundational research documenting and illuminating the potential of library public programs to fortify libraries, strengthen communities, and improve lives.
Bibliostat Connect provides New York data back to 1991 from the Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries and the latest data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) for all public libraries in the nation.